Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Science and Sexuality" Presentation to LBTQ Women of Chicago

I will present a highly condensed version of my "Science and Sexuality" presentation to an audience of LBTQ women at Center On Halsted, Chicago's LGBT center, on March 13th as part of its H.E.R. Day event.   Since I only have an hour and fifteen minutes for this presentation and my talk usually takes about two and a half to three hours, this presentation will be very abbreviated and will include only the highlights of the research over the last fifty or so years on mammalian and human sexual development.  This short talk entitled "Science of Gender" will be from 1:30 to 2:45 pm in room 201. 

The details of the H.E.R. Day event and my presentation are given below.  If you are a LBTQ woman in the Chicago area, here is your chance to learn many things that will improve your health and well-being.  And it's all free!


H.E.R. Day
Health, Education and Recreation Day for LBTQ Women

Saturday, March 13, 2010
9am - 4:15pm
In honor of Women’s History Month (March), Center on Halsted is proud to present a day-long program for all women, featuring speakers and a wide variety of workshops all about women’s health and well-being.

Seminar Schedule
Keynote Speakers: 10:15- 11: 15
Lynn C. Todman, Ph.D.,
Dr. Todman is the director of the Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Dr. Todman’s areas of interest include urban poverty, social exclusion, and community development. Her work is multidisciplinary, drawing on the fields of economics, political science, sociology, public health, psychology and systems' dynamics, and focuses on the ways in which social, political, and economic structures systematically marginalize urban populations.

Helena Bushong, Advocate for Chicago Women’s AIDS Project

Session One: 11:30-12:45
Room 201: Holistic Healing 101 (specific focus TBA): Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Room 202: Bisexual Health: A Dialogue; Dr. Wendy Bostwick
Room 204: Older Women’s Health: Dr. Madga Houlberg, Rush University Senior Care
Room 205: Artificial Insemination 101: Chicago Women’s Health Center
Common Threads Kitchen: Cooking Unboring Healthy Food: Jenny Urban and Jonathan Knight
***Pre-registration needed Email to register.
Hoover-Leppen Theatre: BodyGuard: DeAnna Bellamy and Margaret Buehler

Session Two: 1:30- 2:45
Room 201: The Science of Gender: Dr. Ronnie Drantz
What exactly is a Female? Male? Intersexual? Is intersexuality natural? How many sexes are there? Sex versus Gender? Sexual identity - innate or learned? Sexual orientation? A scientific update on human sexuality from the perspective of a physiologist.
Room 202: Konversational Kung Fu: Ami Moore, certified ASR Relationship Coach
Tips to Disarm, Deflect and Defend Yourself Against Every Day Verbal Assaults: This seminar will give you tips and tricks to say the right thing, the right way at the right time to help you communicate more effectively with friends, lovers, partners, clients and supervisors. These techniques will allow you to respond consciously and constructively in the moment, instead of suffering from "brain farts" and thinking of the perfect retort days later.
Room 204: Transgender Health: Lois Bates, Howard Brown Health Center
Room 205: Holistic Healing 101 (specific focus TBA): Pacific School of Oriental Medicine
Common Threads Kitchen: Cooking Unboring Healthy Food: Jenny Urban and Jonathan Knight
***Pre-registration needed. Email to register.

Session Three: 3:15-4:30
Room 201: A Conversation on Women of Color
Room 202: Room Heart Saver CPR (lasts until 5:30): AED and CPR Consulting
Heart Saver CPR is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). This class covers Adult (8 Years +), Child (1-7), and Infant (under 1) emergencies.
*** Pre-registration needed. Link to register is:
Room 205: Sexual Embodiment: Chris Connelly
How many of you felt the sex education you received really spoke to you? If we received it at all, the main focus tended to be on STIs and pregnancy. I wish to approach a subject with the understanding that we are sexual beings and our sexuality is a beautiful integral part of who we are. This presentation will focus on helping people understand how to access their pleasure and become more present in and with their bodies. We will talk about the basics of the brain and anatomy as they relate to pleasure. The power of the senses and breath to enhance your sexual experience, sexual safety and communication in a way that is fun, open and interactive. The idea of this class is for participants to leave sexually validated and with the tools to communicate their sexual desires and better access their pleasure and others'.
John Baran Senior Center: Yoga

This is a FREE EVENT! Complimentary breakfast and lunch!!!

Space is limited, and RSVP is strongly encouraged. RSVP to Christine Forster at or call 773.472.6469 X 441.

March 13, 2010 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613

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